Ian Poulter's son Luke wins first collegiate title which was "long time coming"

Luke Poulter won the Willow Cup in Alabama with a score of 4-under-par in the final round, which pleased his father and Ryder Cup legend, Ian Poulter, immensely.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2022
Ian Poulter's son Luke wins first collegiate title which was "long time coming"

Luke Poulter seems to be moving in the right direction and following in his father's footsteps in the states after picking up his first collegiate win at the Willow Cup in Alabama.

In the 36-hole event, Luke carded a 4-under 68 in the last round at Willow Point Golf and Country Club to win by one shot from Ryan Eshleman on 9-under. 

Luke is a freshman on the golf team for the Florida Gators. Parker Bell, Toby Bishop and Will McGriff are the other freshmen on the side which has Billy Horschel as a voluntary assistant coach.

Ian Poulter was full of pride after Luke's breakthrough win and he tweeted Luke's score and a heartfelt message to his son.

"I know this has felt a very long time coming... But Luke we couldn’t more proud. Winning isn’t easy and it’s not supposed to be. The hours of hard work and disappointments make this all the sweeter. You will reach your goals and more... love ya buddy," Poulter tweeted earlier this week.

Winning certainly isn't easy. Poulter joined the PGA Tour as a Special Temporary Member in 2004 and up until his move to LIV Golf back in June, he won three times on Tour, most recently at the Houston Open in 2018.

Luke had a small taste of Tour life last year when he caddied for his father at the Wells Fargo Championship. He also carried his bag at the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews.

He made headlines for a peculiar reason in June last year when he dislocated his left knee while putting at the Dye Junior Golf Championship.

While going to his knees after almost holing an eagle putt at Crooked Stick, his knee popped out of place. Luckily, paramedics were called to the green where they repositioned his knee cap and he was able to tap in his birdie putt.